Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Prairie Update-

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(Mba-High-School-Assault)

A student at St. John's High School in Winnipeg is in hospital in unstable condition after being hurt in a confrontation in the parking lot outside the school.

Police were called to the scene yesterday afternoon. CTV Winnipeg says that according to witnesses, it started as a fight between students.

Radean Carter of the Winnipeg School Division says the school was put into hold and secure mode, which means the outside doors are locked, but classes continued inside.

Carter says any kind of violence at or around the school is of very high concern. (CTV Winnipeg)

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(Mba-Red-Tape-Bill)

Manitoba's Progressive Conservative government is moving to cut regulations governing everything from drinking water systems to major capital projects.

Finance Minister Cameron Friesen says he wants to remove the regulatory burden facing businesses and taxpayers, and bring Manitoba in line with other provinces.

An omnibus bill now before the legislature would reduce the frequency of infrastructure assessments of public water systems to once every ten years from once every five.

It would also end a requirement that the government report to the legislature on the status of the province's ecological reserves every five years. (The Canadian Press)

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(Sask-Gaming-Cuts)

SaskGaming has cut the size of its responsible gambling unit to one person from five in a move that concerns the Opposition N-D-P.

The Saskatchewan government says three people were laid off and the fourth was redeployed to other work.

Christine Tell, minister responsible for Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation, says there will still be one person who manages the responsible gaming strategy and she notes that all casino employees get mandatory responsible gambling training.

But New Democrat Warren McCall says the Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gambling says Saskatchewan has more problem gamblers than any other province on a per capita basis. …

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